Goddess Lakshmi on a bikini bottom. It is simply disrespectful and cheap.
the photo is paraded by a model walking the ramp for designer Lisa Blue at the recent Australian Fashion Week.
International designers' obsession with Hindu gods and goddesses is not new, but keeps progressing to shocking levels every few seasons.
With most stylists ignorant of devotees' sentiments, there have been several examples of highly acclaimed designers - even the likes of Roberto Cavalli - crossing the boundary with offensive clothing.
Cavalli's attempt to create a swimwear line with Hindu deities printed on them had received an aggressive reaction from the public.